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Senate gives preliminary OK to medical suicide law changes

Jan. 24, 2022 15:23 PM EST

Associated Press (AP) — The Vermont Senate is expected to give final approval on Tuesday to changes to the state's 2013 medical suicide law to make it more accessible for terminally ill patients to get a prescription to hasten their deaths. On Friday, Sen. Ruth Hardy asked...

Orchestra fighting stigma of mental illness marks 10 years

Jan. 23, 2022 18:25 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A classical music organization started in Vermont for musicians with mental illnesses and the people who support them is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a free performance in Boston on Sunday. Me2/ is a non-auditioned orchestra of musicians, half of...

Teen driver crashes into deer, then watches as vehicle burns

Jan. 23, 2022 16:48 PM EST

ORWELL, Vt. (AP) — A teenager survived after his car crashed into a deer and caught on fire in Orwell, Vermont. The crash happened Saturday evening on Route 22A when the deer ran into the path of the vehicle, state police said. The vehicle hit the animal, came to a stop and caught...

$500K in grants available for Vermont specialty crops

Jan. 23, 2022 15:28 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets has announced $500,000 in federal grant funds available to boost the state's specialty crop industries. Specialty crops are defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, horticulture crops and nursery crops,...

Windsor officials don't like idea of temporary youth center

Jan. 23, 2022 10:32 AM EST

WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) — A bill in the Vermont Legislature would use part of the shuttered Southeast State Correctional facility to temporarily house at-risk youth after the closing of the state's only youth detention center. The former prison has been idle for several years but the...

Lyndon gets $100K grant to repair covered bridge

Jan. 23, 2022 09:04 AM EST

LYNDON, Vt. (AP) — The town of Lyndon has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Preservation Trust of Vermont to support structural repairs to the Sanborn Covered Bridge. The bridge is the last remaining Paddleford truss bridge in Vermont and New Hampshire — and one of only...

Shungu lifts Vermont past Hartford 82-72

Jan. 22, 2022 21:45 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Ben Shungu had 24 points as Vermont won its seventh straight game, beating Hartford 82-72 on Saturday night. Ryan Davis added 21 points for the Catamounts. Isaiah Powell had 16 points and seven rebounds for Vermont (13-4, 5-0 America East Conference). ...

Plea deal could free man sentenced to life for killing wife

Jan. 22, 2022 13:40 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The family of a woman strangled by her husband nearly three decades ago in Vermont is handling the sudden news that her killer could go free soon under a deal struck with prosecutors. Gregory Fitzgerald, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole for...

Snowstorm gives a needed boost to region's snowmobile season

Jan. 22, 2022 09:59 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The snowmobile season across northern New England is finally kicking into gear thanks to last week’s snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Cindy Locke of the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers, the...

Stowe Winter Carnival features ice carving, volleyball

Jan. 22, 2022 09:18 AM EST

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — The 47th Stowe Winter Carnival is underway with ice carving, star gazing and snow volleyball. On Saturday, professional and amateurs will compete in ice carving competitions, followed by an awards party. Also, weather permitting, a star gazing and astronomy event...